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2021 Sustainability

110 Years of Impact

For over 110 years, we have been committed to being the best kitchen and laundry company in constant pursuit of improving life at home for our consumers, our employees, our communities and the planet.

Products & Planet


Founded the Upton Machine Company to produce electric motor-driven wringer washers, saving families time and resources compared to traditional hand washing methods for clothes.


Established the Office of Environment, allowing for the development of more efficient products for consumers and methods of manufacturing, as well as working with government and civil society groups on social and environmental responsibility.


Launched the Resource Saver® washer—the industry’s first energy- and water-efficient top-load washer. The appliance received an ENERGY STAR® qualification and the Good Housekeeping Seal.


Became the world’s first appliance manufacturer to set a global greenhouse gas reduction target.


Issued our first Sustainability Report, reflecting our commitment to openly communicate with stakeholders on ESG impact.


Established a Zero Waste to Landfill (ZWtL) by 2022 goal for all of our manufacturing sites, with 90% of sites achieving ZWtL Gold or Platinum status in 2021.


Announced global commitment to reach a Net Zero emissions target in our plants and operations by 2030.

People & Community


Established the Whirlpool Foundation to address global social concerns through grants, volunteerism and leadership. Since then, Whirlpool Foundation and other community relations activities have supported organizations with more than $350 million.


Published a formal Code of Ethics to guide our business and operating principles and to commit to the highest standards of ethical and legal conduct. In 2006, we established our Supplier Code of Conduct reflecting our fundamental expectations of doing business with partners who are committed to ethical standards and business practices. Further, in 2019 we updated our code of ethics in Our Integrity Manual.


Created the Whirlpool Women’s Network, our first employee resource group, providing a voice for women within the organization and supporting female employees through engagement, development and career progression.


Established a partnership with Habitat for Humanity. Since the inception of the partnership, Whirlpool Corporation has provided more than $130 million in global funding and nearly 212,000 appliances for Habitat homes.


Launched Instituto Consulado da Mulher, a social program designed to teach entrepreneurial skills and provide opportunities to women with limited education and income. To date, more than 42,000 women have benefited from the program.


Announced the Whirlpool Racial Equality Pledge, establishing a multi-year commitment to improve Black representation at all levels within the company and drive sustainable positive impact in our local community and areas of operation.

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